"About 18 months ago I had a notion to do a track with Warrior Queen, & when I got to London to record the vocal track I ended up in a small studio in Stretham Hill with A bunch of big Jamaican blokes (chuffing heavily) and of course... Warrior Queen. All was going accordingly until she went out on a call and I was approached by this huge black guy who demanded (politely though) that I record a version of him on the rhythm. Naturally I obliged and in one take he laid down such a... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: dub, dancehall, jungle, dubstep
Some wonderfully weird Techno, Dancehall, Ambience, Dubstep and Noise from Wrong Music co-founder Ebola. In the past he has released music of varying styles, from Grime to Harsh Noise on Wrong Music, Mutant Sniper, Sublight and Proboscus. Check out his brand spanking new ‘Mutant Dubstep’ EP on Spectraliquid too! ( 1 reviews ) Topics: electronica, dubstep, techno, dancehall, ambient, noise, ebola, acroplane,wrong music
Outer space. A time after the past and before the future, a rogue astro bandit named Jack Tiraquon has uncovered a relic from the long lost vaults of groove, floating freely in space. The creator, known as Mr. 8040, is said to have been a high ranking Space Dimension Controller in the quadra-sector of the Tiraquon6 security barrier, but legend tells of Mr. 8040 occasionally losing his mind and breaking out in a frenzy of galactic funk. These frenzies were recorded and are now presented to you... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: electro, techno, galactic funk, acroplane, boxcutter, filaria, monolith
Koen Park gets all political in his old age. Don't let that put you off tho! He's delivered another amazing record free of charge. "The idea that our lives revolve around computers so much is depressing and a little soul destroying. Inanimate objects essentially controlling what should be the animate. The more we get into the internet social cycle, the less we actually are part of a healthy society. This is the personal level. Government, poorly run as is nearly always the case, controls... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: electronica, acroplane, koen park
Chris Cook is happy to make three new Same Actor pieces of music available through the Acroplane Net-Label. The three tracks on this EP come from the same paranoid, fragile world of sitar, guitar and software patches as his recent "The End of the Garden" EP on London label Disco_r.dance. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: electronica, sitar, acroplane, max/msp
Koen Park is the work of Ian D Hawgood. Working between his small apartment in Tokyo and his mum's garage in south London, he makes washed out electro-hip-hop -pop-folk-shoegaze music. Pastoral Pioneer was made with circuit bent casios, drums, piano, field recordings, melodica, harmonium, warbly old tape recorders and musical smarts. The results are both unique and wonderful. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: electronica, melodic, minimal, piano, casio, circuit-bent, , koen park, hip-hop, abstract
The 3rd EP by New York sound development artist, Tidy Kid. Tidy Kid is a fictional musical character, conceptualized to help push innovative musical experimentations in the hope of a new outlook and philosophy on life and the brain's relationship with ones spirit. In other words, concept driven sound projects, which urge your views to push through modern trends. It currently sounds a bit like electronica. This music was taken from Tidy Kid's Performance Fragments DVD, remixed and re-packaged.... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: electronica, improvisation, live, new york,concept, strange, tidy kid, acroplane
David Baxter aka Filaria aka Reaktor Meltman Extraordinaire (not a real alias :D) has been melting heads with hectic acid inflected synthetic music that's equally crammed with ideas and emotion for a long time now, and not content with this has started incorporating clarinet, bass guitar, drums, and probably about thirteen other instruments into his tracks and live shows. These new tracks show how far he's come from his precocious beginnings, and are further reason for fans of experimental... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Downtempo, IDM, Electronica
'The 3rd Chapter EP' is the first release from eN, a budding laptop musician from London, currently studying Music Informatics in Brighton. Pairing the alluring qualities of atmospheric breaks and harsh edited Jungle rhythms with washed out synthetic soundscapes and deep bass, it walks the line between the tranquil and intense. A founding partner of the No-Test collective and the infamous Erisian Discharge night’s, eN has been an up and coming force to watch out for, for some time now.... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: jungle, soundscape, idm, banging, dancefloor, acroplane, brighton
Seán Quinn is an electronic musician/composer/producer who grew up listening to the music of Kraftwerk, John Foxx, Tangerine Dream, Brian Eno, La Düsseldorf. He is the only Irish person ever to be signed to the legendary ambient label E.G. Records whose roster included Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Harold Budd etc. He has worked with producer & System 7 mainman Steve Hillage, and also the Penguin Cafe Orchestra & Language recording artist TAO from Japan. As one half of electronic duo The... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Ambient, Melodic Downtempo, Chillout
This is a joint release between ourselves and another fine netlabel called 'The Centrifuge' - http://www.thecentrifuge.co.uk "The EP begins with the reversed sound of the ending of the 2005 album, representative of a return to the ideals of my "proper" music. You might say "That's one hell of an opening sentence, I haven't even heard of you, what's more you're putting words in my mouth. You've created this fictitious character which is an unfair portrayal of me, and now you... Topics: electronica, idm, jungle, ambient
Koen Park is the work of Ian D Hawgood. Working between his small apartment in Tokyo and his mum's garage in south London, he makes washed out electro-hip-hop -pop-folk-shoegaze music. Pastoral Pioneer was made with circuit bent casios, drums, piano, field recordings, melodica, harmonium, warbly old tape recorders and musical smarts. The results are both unique and wonderful. Topics: electronica, melodic, minimal, piano, casio, circuit-bent, , koen park, hip-hop, abstract
Our 2nd EP from Gus Startslow. Dubstep, Breakcore, Electronica, Techno, Jazzyness and a clean ton of bass! Mad skills! Some really excellent vocalists involved with this one aswell. Check out his joint EP with Mothboy on Disco_r.dance too. Thanks: Art - Simon Mills - www.simonmills.blogspot.com Becky Loney (Distant memory & mad_M) Sezrah Sylvan (retrograde) - www.myspace.com/sezrahsylvan Unknown (poetry) - www.myspace.com/unknownmf Drawn for making him play live - www.drawnrecordings.com... Topics: electronica, dubstep, techno, jazz, breakcore, devon
Leading the flocks since 2008, Shepherd brings ewe spiritual guidance in troubled times. The mood is dark, grimy and the landscape desolate. Let Shepherd's hiphop and dubstep endeavors light your path. Music by Julien Itterbeek. Graphics by graphic non graphic. Topics: hip hop, electronica, acroplane, shepherd
A one-man show, combining crazy live drumming with schizophrenic brain-numbing laptop programming, based in victoria, b.c, Ruairi Lazers has an experimental approach to dance music that often results in the unpredictable. All manner of styles and tempos are mashed together in an intelligent mix of acoustic instruments, ambient interludes, melodic synths and breakbeats. His sound is influenced by the artists such as Tipper, Richard H Kirk, Shpongle and Si Begg as well as the output of Skam,... Topics: electronica, idm, breakbeat, live drums, abstract, melodic, acroplane, canada
The Electrotoxic netlabel launch kicks off with the first release from label boss Clive Kells. Stimpack gets things going with its deep pads and probing beats, hinting towards a mix of a sci-fi soundtrack and some earlier Detroit electronics while, like most of Clive's tracks, still delivering plenty of emotion as it skips between half timing and a busier 130bpm noodling. Embedded has an air of the mighty Monolake around it, again warm atmospheric pads peppered with a popping meandering digi... Topics: Downtempo, IDM, Electronica
a various artists compilation showcasing irish talent alongside some of our talented pals from around the world. tracklisting: 10. brian robinson - signs forever 11. clive kells - monochrome forest 12. barry lynn - second order differential (april07 rerub) 13. susan - green line 14. atmogat - critical aspect 15. veds - 9999d.gate 16. sitezen - big boy 17. filaria - electro nik 18. vorpal - dark matters 19. mothboy - deeper down get part 1 here:... Topics: ambient, various, dark, hiphop, electronica, acroplane, belfast, downtempo
The debut album from Red Box Recorder makes a statement of intent. Setting his sights on nothing less than world domination and political hegemony, this London-based producer uses the medium of wonky electronica to indoctrinate the masses. Ranging from ravetastic workouts to meditative soundscapes, and embracing everything in between, this is music designed to surprise, delight and induce total brain meltdown – for free! The emphasis here is not on technical wizardry but composition - a... Topics: electronica, dubstep, ambient, breakbeat, red box recorder, acroplane
Margaret Noble started her career in the sound-arts as an electronic music DJ in the underground club community of Chicago in 2002. In 2004, she branched out from dance floor DJing into more experimental interests to curate and perform at a monthly sound arts showcase in Chicago called, “Spectacle.” From 2005 to 2007, she completed an MFA in sound art at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago. She now performs as an experimental composer in solo and in collaboration. Her recorded works... Topics: electronica, electroacoustic, melodic, dark, field recording, chicago, acroplane
"OK I said I was gonna do this in January 09 but I got sidetracked. Quite a bit. I've wanted to get these tunes out for ages so it's good to finally be rid of them :)" - Waga Topics: dub, dubstep, jungle, electronica
a various artists compilation showcasing irish talent alongside some of our talented pals from around the world. tracklisting: 1. neon flummoux - the questionable cat 2. ken and ryu - class of '98: old, fat, broken 3. masterbot - 96Hz (bew remix) 4. sidney crawford - one for the chilli earls 5. startslow - prefab shrink 6. dubreak - marcus garvey dub 7. MO75 - auto prade 8. ruairi lazers - neverending 9. blakkar noir - blakkstar4 get part 2 here:... Topics: ambient, various, dark, hiphop, electronica, acroplane, belfast, downtempo
The 2nd LP from Berlin's Vertical67. His last album, 'Reflect' remains among the most popular ACPs to this day, but this one certainly tops it, feeling more like a complete album. The themes are similar, at times uplifting and psychedelic, others dark and melancholic, but his production has come on a long way. In our opinion, this LP deserves to rank with the best of 2009, and is certainly among the best Acroplane releases to date. Artwork by Holger Patz and Stefan Kirste. Mastered by DOC NO... Topics: electronica, techno, acid, jungle, 2 step, acroplane
3 Original tracks plus remixes from wAgAwAgA, Kinnego Flux, RL/VL and Dubreak. Morc is... Simon-john Smerdon (Mothboy) - myspace.com/simonmothboy Michael Palace (Horchata) - www.zero1media.com Cover photo by Michael Palace taken here Mothboy thanks :- Mike, Paul & Acroplane, Nic & Adnoiseam, Dan & Pete Disco.r.dance, Savy Startslow & pints at The Crown (Bristol), Kea & Fluff, Dando-Moore, MDC, Remixers for their bostin' versions, everyone else.. Horchata is Michael Palace.... Topics: dub, bass, breaks, mothboy, horchata, acroplane, ambience, funk
While uncovering a series of increasingly exquisite relics, the mouth of an enormous ancient well is discovered, barely visible at first through the dense vegetation. Peering down, the shaft begins to rotate slowly and far below a collection of unidentified stones create a constantly shifting display of coloured patterns on its mirrored walls. The chiming jewels seem to sing as they are turned over and the temptation to descend to the bottom is too great to resist. Once the floor is reached the... Topics: acroplane, electronica, prog, ambient, dublin
Our 2nd release from Dublin's Ewan Hennelly, aka Herv. In recent years he has become one of Ireland's best-known electronic musicians, amassing a considerable catalogue of releases on labels both at home and abroad. Check out his live show if you get the chance. While much of his recorded output concerns itself with complex melodic and percussive interplay, his live sets lean more towards the harder end of the electronic spectrum, mixing chaotic chip tunes alongside breakcore and gabba. In the... Topics: electronica, chiptune, acroplane
The 2nd release on Acroplane from Wahn contains some of the most interesting dark soundscapes we've heard this year, and shows a leaning further into wonderfully bassy dubstep territories since 2008's 'Alt.binaries' EP. A cohesive, distinctive work that exhaustively explores some of electronica's darker realms. We love it. Cover design by Louisa Donnelly - www.louisadonnelly.com Mastered by Alex Lennon - www.myspace.com/mizzalxntheperson Thx for help and support : Alex, Lou, Lu, Paul, Ben,... Topics: dubstep, electronica, dark, french, wahn, acroplane
LAKKER are Ian McDonnell and Dara Smith who make everything from abstract glitchiness to rampaging gabba using only a couple of laptops, the occasional microphone and their considerable musical smarts. They have been mainstays on the Irish electronic music scene since their inception in 2003. Described in the Journal of Music in Ireland as "one of the best electronic acts in Ireland", their output has ranged from electro-acoustic soundscape pieces to mashed-up death-metal-sampling... Topics: electronica, minimal, ambient, acroplane, dublin, lakker, techno
This was originally put together to give away on CD at our recent London show, but we decided to give it away on our website too. Big ups to Waz and all at The Centrifuge for the collab. 1. Red Box Recorder - The Kings English 2. Scrubber Fox - What Happened Last Night, Piss 3. Filaria - Between The Lines 4. The Gasman - Home 5. Koen Park - Mika 6. Roy of the Ravers - Acid Hors D'oeuvre 7. Sitezen - Sitty Hall 8. NeuTek - AuxBerries 9. Orange Melamine - Volvo Estate 10. Puzzleweasel vs Richard... Topics: electronica,idm, acid, dubstep
Fresh from his successes on Planet-Mu, Barry has given us this nice little slice from his past. From Barry - "I made Koss, 98 Loop and Rhodes Draft in 1998 right after I got my first PC for doing tunes on. I was heavily into DJ Shadow so I wanted to try putting tracks together from samples of old vinyl, which I already had a decent sized collection of thanks to my Dad. I also spent ages going through all the record shops in Belfast looking for old jazz and soundtracks and stuff like that... Topics: boxcutter, 1998, hip hop, downtempo, jazz, reaktor, melodic, acroplane, lo-fi, barry lynn
An Ambient/Lo-Fi EP from Belfast's RL/VL. At only 18 years of age he has already amassed a respectable catalogue, with releases on labels such as Hidden Shoal, Sounds Asleep and now Acroplane. You can also expect a more beat driven 2nd release on Acroplane fairly soon, but for now we think that this little ambient workout works as a nice precursor to it. "All the tracks were created between June and October in 2007. Originally all composed in Ableton and Reason. I've put the tracks onto... Topics: electronica, ambient, lo-fi, acroplane, rl/vl, belfast
Some new atmospheric dubtronics and such from Wahn, on a slightly different tangent than before. "I didn't want to stick to the dark and rough soundscapes of The Secret Tapes (Acroplane ACP059), so I tried to produce something much easier to listen to. It's a kind of tribute to old space theme based video games like the Space Quest saga, Elite or Captain Blood. A friend of mine told me that the EP was making him thinking of Western fights like the Ennio Morricone ones. 2 men standing in...
"This was originally released as a 3" CD on October Man Recordings in two editions; green (first) and gold (second), on the 5th of July 2008. I remembered reading that Ian had planned to re-release it as mp3s at some stage, so I had to get in there and acquire it for Acroplane. It's the 1st Koen Park music I encountered, and is still probably my fav of his releases, although i've enjoyed everything i've heard to date. Melodic Electronica as good as any i've heard. So yeah, enjoy.... Topics: melodic, electronica, koen park, ambient
"The Lazy Burden was made over about four or so days in my dear ma's garage in South London, Bellingham to be precise, edited in my Tokyo apartment a little while after. I don't know when but probably a few years ago now. Its probably going to be the last Koen Park album to be honest, unless I have a massive change of heart and finances! The whole point for the Koen Park project was just to celebrate my heap of junky musical gear and have lots of fun. It's provided that and so much more...
The 1st release of several on Acroplane by underground Hip Hop Don Mad EP (Ad Noiseam Records, Hymen Records), this record including support from Cdatakill (Ad Noiseam), Shadow Huntaz (Skam) and Larvae (Ad Noiseam). High-end headphone music for the wee hours of the morning, inspired by walking around NYC and Chicago - a reflection of those times - the people out at 3 or 4 in the morning are different creatures than those you see at 12 or 1. Topics: hip-hop, beatbox, ambient, electronica, acroplane, downtempo, abstract, mad ep, shadow huntaz,...
The second Isocore solo album is finally out after a long wait. Sugna means dirty, soggy, greasy, fat. Isocore's aim is to destroy music, destroy tempo, destroy. Strumming over hiphop reminiscent beats, battering keys like a 2 year kid would do to dancefloor anthems, Sugna is an intense experience..... Isocore is Paolo Elmo, producer and designer born in Rome, Italy 1983. He started to produce beats in 2001. In 2003, together with Pierlo, Jacques Malchance and Tracky Birthday, he founded the... Topics: electro, hiphop, electronica, idm
"Here's some music I been doing, I don't know what to say about it, so I present a missive from the desk of the Mothers Against Noise press officer: 'Hurtdeer is a tireless campaigner against the senseless racket of our age. In this anthology of campfire songs and bedtime ditties both rousing and comforting, joyous and mournful, Hurtdeer delivers gentle parables for the modern Mother and Housewife. How does one balance a loving relationship with the ever-growing list of...
Bazz has been inspired by artists such as Richie Hawtin, Mike Shannon, Bruno Pronsato, Pheek, Matthew Dear, Jay Haze & the Textone/Contexterrior collective and many others. His productions centre around a wide variety of minimal & glitch filled stutters and scrapes created using a bedroom PC and lots of software. Topics: Techno, minimal techno
The debut LP from Lyon resident, Opti. For the last years, he released a few projects on several labels including Jarring Effects, F4t Music, DEMENT3D, Combat Recordings and Airflex Labs. As a label manager and promoter, he founded Airflex Labs (http://airflexlabs.com) in 2008 with Perkid and Led Piperz, building a strong local french scene and building bridges between Uk and France. Opti's music is really varied and depends on what he wants to produce at the time. On short records, he tends to...
Barry has been recording music and playing shows for years as part of the DODGY STEREO collective. He played in various bands and then started djing, remixing, and doing visuals at clubs. Namedropping hits include audio/visual support for: Liars, Four Tet, Surgeon and Regis, Buck 65, Le Fly Pan Am, les Georges Leningrad, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Boxcutter, the Alphabet Set, Filaria, Jupiter Ace, Wolf Eyes plus various shows at festivals in Belfast (Illegal Picnic), Paris (Les Eschafodages),... Topics: bass, harsh, varied, dubstep, melodic, unusual, electronica, breakbeat, acroplane, belfast
‘Temporalities’ is a collection of attempts towards selectively hijacking the folding and unfolding of metronomes in order to dismantle BPM. In this e.p. the turtle is not given a head start, the barber has spilled his tea prior to the dissolving of the sugar because he did not know if he could shave himself and 100 Ligetis are unable to sync start counting together and so go after the turtle, past Adam and Eve’s zum-tot, until their frame is almost frozen while attempting to cross the... Topics: ambient, electronica, cyprus, melodic, unusual, idm, acroplane
"One of the most fascinating things about electronic music is the rate at which things change; genres can emerge and disappear within a matter of months, years can often represent generations of influence. Unlike many artists who can't see the beach for the palm trees, Blake Market cheekily winks at current trends. Rather than blindly leaping aboard a bandwagon with no known nautical destination, he decides it's best to chill out and devote the day to rigging up the yacht in a proper...
The 1st release on Acroplane by Lackluster. 'One of a kind' is the expression, which best describes the Finnish electronic music auteur Esa Ruoho, regardless whether we are talking about the organic quality of his music under the artist name Lackluster or just the artist himself in his private life. Esa Ruoho is truly an original; a homegrown and uncompromising composer and an eccentric explorer of science and nature. The Cold Trail EP is Esa at his melodic best. Topics: electronica, lackluster, melodic, acroplane
Chevron - BN1 4GB One afternoon, in the waiting room of a needle exchange, I watched afternoon telly and bashed out four new tracks. Individually, in one take, I recorded them live onto tape. Outside, methadone addicts argued ferociously about hardcore lager and fed a dog raw steak. Inside, an over sensitive monster vented at the imagined scent of a tofu passanda. Acroplane now present you a small slice of my life, down and around BN1 4GB. Artwork by Piratio. Topics: acid, roland, techno, electronica
Matthew Peters (aka Mad EP) has been influenced by Bach's 'Well-Tempered Klavier' and Shostakovich's '24 preludes and fugues' for years, and so decided to do something similar for the breakbeat. Like Bach & Shostakovich, originally the project was supposed to be a composition exercise to compose a breakbeat in every major & minor key, but soon it really hooked him and he ran with it, trying to offer as much diversity as he could while still having the group make sense as a whole.... Topics: hip-hop, breakbeat, acroplane
Loom's second album is a childish little bastard. Just turn on your Fisher Price Cassette-Recorder and let your mind wander to the first time you played with fire. Or when you swiped your little brother's matchbox cars. It's all hidden between the stumbling beats and the squeaky little melodys. And remember: you don't have to like this music, you have to nurture it! Don't let it cock a snook at you!